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Indians arrive in New Zealand with hope

Published: Saturday, November 25, 2000, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Christchurch: A confident Indian women's cricket team arrived in Christchurch ahead of the Women's World Cup 2000 on Friday. The Indian team is lead by Anju Jain, who said that her team members were working very hard for the World Cup.The Christchurch leg was just a stopover as the Indians immediately emplaned for Wellington where they are expected to play two friendly matches. The Indians will return to Christchurch on Tuesday for the World Cup scheduled to commence from November 29.India play their first match against South Africa at Hagley Oval on November 30. The Indian team includes a few players who had lifted the Centenary Series at New Zealand during 1995/ 96.The Indian captain averred that the players were in good shape following the few camps that they had in preparation for the World Cup. The emphasis in the camps were on fielding and physical fitness, she said. The Indians have a trainer in Sudhakar Rao for the first time on an overseas assignment.Though the Indians have lacked international exposure of late, they are still confident of doing well in the World Cup. The Indian captain felt that the Australians and host New Zealanders will be the two tough teams to beat in this competition.

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